Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube

military dictatorship

On the 45th Anniversary of Argentina’s Last Military Dictatorship

45 years ago, a military coup backed by the CIA installed a military dictatorship in Argentina. Today, we remember the tens of thousands of workers, students, and activists who disappeared.

Jack Allen

March 24, 2021

September 11 in Chile: How Reformism Disarmed the Working Class in the Face of CIA-Backed Coup

50 years ago today, Chile's democratic socialist president Salvador Allende was toppled in a bloody coup. A military dictatorship, backed by U.S. imperialism, murdered thousands and introduced a crushing form of neoliberal economics. Allende's experience shows why reformism is doomed to failure.

Nathaniel Flakin

September 11, 2019

Brazilian Socialists Repudiate Bolsonaro’s Celebration of ‘64 Coup

On Sunday, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro ordered the celebration of Brazil’s 1964 coup, which established a military dictatorship. Below, we reprint a repudiation of this from Left Voice’s sister website in Brazil, Esquerda Diário.

Bolsonaro Orders Celebration of 1964 Military Coup

The Brazilian President called the military to commemorate the anniversary of Brazil's 1964 coup.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

March 30, 2019

“There are only two alternatives — the dictatorship of the proletariat or the military dictatorship”: Letter from the Cordones Industriales to President Salvador Allende

We republish a letter sent by the Santiago regional Coordinating Committee of the Cordones Industriales to President Salvador Allende one week before the bloody military coup in Chile, 1973. The letter highlights the immediate danger of military dictatorship, and demands an end to the policy of reconciliation.

Left Voice

September 11, 2018

Argentina: Mass Protests Against Impunity for Genocidal Military

On Wednesday, 500,000 people took the steets in Buenos Aires to protest the “2x1” court decision that reduces prison sentences for genocidal military leaders.

Left Voice

May 13, 2017

Military Dictatorship: We Will Not Forgive, We Will Not Forget

After the Operation Condor Trial ruling, relatives of the detained and disappeared have started an international petition demanding due trial and punishment for the repressors.

Left Voice

April 6, 2017